Out of commission for a while
Hoping my photo of the Black cohosh,( at my spot in the local community garden and nature preserve) is not too blurry. I also hope the black cohosh is still there, have had major theft problems - people who know what are taking as it is nettles, black cohosh and goldenseal that are disappearing. The things the deer do not eat at my space- some of thee few things they do not eat, I might add! It is oblviously someone who knows herbs, although some have helped themselves to my native hybiscus, and some daffodils as well. Had started to dig what I can and start preserving some in safer places, but that is on hold as well as most gardening for at least a month! I had hernia surgery yesterday. It was a repair of the same one I had years ago. Bummer, it did not hurt - till they fixed it, but I could not take a chance. Luckily I have some friends that are willing to help keep the garden going, and I am hoping for the final tomato planting this week! I did as much as I possbily coould before the surgery yesterday, figuring that if I did do any more damage, it would be fixed and the garden is at least tolerable ( actually better than that) to sit and recuperate, while watching the Summer garden come to life! For those of you who are my friends on Face book-or would like to be, I have many more shots of the garden on my post there. It is much more user friendly to get pictures up, and they come out better too. Hope everyone is having a decent spring, but by the weather extremes all over the place, my thoughts and prayers are will all of you, since I know some are effected by floods, others droughts and others complete destruction from tornadoes, earthquakes or the worst, war. Take care, and I hope to be reporting some good harvesting soon.
Already lots of good wild eats, and the fresh herbs are making meals much more interesting. Jersey asparagus is in as well as Spinach, peas and strawberries can not be far behind. Best of all the farm markets are opening again. I joined an Organic CSA, not knowing that I would be so restricted in gardening, but because I am not sure of where I was going to be able to put my sun loving plants this year. Now I am really glad I did, since I do not know what I will be producing myself.
Happy Gardening, Susan
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